Police

Department of Police Services

Gregory Murphy is CSUN's New Police Chief 

When Gregory Murphy was introduced earlier this month as California State University, Northridge’s new police chief and initially addressed the members of the CSUN Department of Police Services, the topic of his conversation was respect. Respect also is a theme that he wants to define his relationship with the campus community.

 “I shared with the staff that the most important thing is how we treat each other, that we treat each other with respect,” Murphy said. “I believe that if we are constantly and routinely practicing that internally, it will naturally carry over to how we interact with the community. We can’t get away from the fact that if we treat people with respect, with compassion and empathy, we are going to be more successful overall in achieving our goals.” Read More.


Text to 911 Capability to Reach CSUN Police Services

Effective August 14, 2017 CSUN Police Services 911 center can accept text to 911 calls from the CSUN community.  Here is how it works:  Text to 911 is a free program for sending a text message addressed to “911” instead of placing a phone call.  To use it, you address the message to 911 and enter the emergency in the body of the text, making sure that you also add your exact location, or else our dispatch center won’t be able to dispatch help your way. Since it is all text based, you will hear a response for more follow-up questions, or when help is on the way.  Text-to-911 is useful for any situation in which it is dangerous or impossible to speak.  It also allows for improved technology for our deaf population on campus.

Should you have any questions about this new feature to reach CSUN Police in an emergency, please contact public information officer, Christina Villalobos at (818) 677-7922.


CSUN Police Strengthen Positive Relationship with Campus Community

To enhance the California State University, Northridge Department of Police Services’ strong relationship with the community, in late August 2017 officers began using body-worn cameras when in the field.

CSUN’s police department is one of the first in the CSU system to deploy the cameras. In addition to the transparency and accountability provided by the cameras’ recordings, numerous studies have shown they encourage respectful behavior by both officers and members of the public, said CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin. Members of the community will see the cameras on the upper center of the officer’s chest and a “red” light indicating the camera is active.

“We are proud of the positive relationship we have with the CSUN community and the level of trust that our community has in its police department,” Glavin said. “It is important that we always seek ways to improve the high-quality service expected of our department. This technology is being adopted by police departments across the country, and it’s our turn.”

Using body-worn cameras is just the latest example of CSUN police efforts to strengthen its relationship with and service to the campus community. Read More


Crime Alerts

Crime Alert LogoCampus Crime Trend Alert - Bicycle  Thefts and Attempt Theft - 02-01-2019

 

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Featured Events

The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Pepper spray

This workshop covers a basic understanding of: the legislative intent, criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, psychological and physical effects, and more!  Read more

Disaster Ready - Personal Preparedness 101

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

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This course is an overview of personal preparedness tips and recommendations for a variety of hazards. Participants will learn about the most likely hazards in Southern California, how to find out if their home is located in a hazard zone, and what  individuals can do at home to prepare for emergency and disaster situations and will introduce the concepts of family emergency plans and kits.

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Cyber Safety

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

Cyber safety

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, SnapChat, and Instagram have become an integral part of our lives. Social media sites are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be cautious about how much personal information you post. This course will teach you to be cyber safe and while still being able to enjoy your social networking.

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Disaster Ready - Fire Safety in the Home and Wildfire Preparedness and Response

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

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This course will focus on fire hazards, cover fire safety in the home, and address wildland-urban interface fire preparedness and response measures.  Home fires are very common and most are preventable.  We will discuss methods to keep your family and home fire-safe.  In addition to wildfire mitigation and preparation, participants will be able to discuss the lessons learned from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in CA.

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radKIDS - Personal Empowerment Safety Education (Ages 5-7)

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 5:30pm to Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

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radKIDS is the leading educator in realistic and empowering personal safety education for both children and parents. The radKIDS Program provides children with hope, options, and practical skills to recognize, avoid, and escape violence and abuse. This is a 5-day workshop.

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Identity Theft Prevention

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

Identity theft

This workshop will help you understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter and defend yourself against victimization.

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Disaster Ready - Protecting Critical Documents & Valuables in Emergencies

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Critical documents

Having your financial and medical records along with important contact information is crucial to the disaster recovery process.  Participants will identify the documents needed to protect themselves and household members to include financial, medical, and legal documentation to work with insurance companies, care providers, and government disaster assistance  programs. 

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Disaster Ready Kids!

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

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Preparing for emergencies should not fall on your   shoulders alone. Young children and teens alike need to be part of the process — for their own safety and sense of empowerment. Participants will learn to work together to build an emergency kit, sit down as a family to talk about your communications plan, role-play what you would do during a disaster, and hold fire drills in your house. Read more

RAD for Women - A Self-Defense Workshop

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:30pm

RAD Women's class

The Rape Aggression Defense Systems is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This program is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault, by utilizing easy, effective and  proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP on April 16, 18, 23 and 25. Must attend all days.

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Maintaining a Proactive Approach to Personal Safety

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm

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Enhance your personal safety through discussions on crime prevention practices and situational awareness using one’s cognitive and physical senses to help avoid or prevent a crime from occurring.  Possessing new tools that help increase one’s safety from everyday risks will also provide a greater sense of self-empowerment.

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RAD for Men - A Self-Defense Workshop

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 8:30pm

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This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior. THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP held on July 15, 17, 22 & 24. Must attend all days.

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